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College of San Mateo Promise Scholarship
The College of San Mateo Promise Scholarship is available to San Mateo County recent high school graduates and students who have recently completed their GED or Adult Education who enroll at College of San Mateo full-time and plan to earn a certificate or degree.

The Scholarship supports students by making college more affordable and ensuring that higher education is achievable for all members of our community. Students who do not receive the Promise Scholarship may be eligible for other types of financial support.

The scholarship is available to high school graduates and students who completed their GED or Adult Education program after December 1, 2017. The priority deadline is May 1, 2018.

The Promise Scholarship may cover all student fees and textbook assistance for the first year that a student is enrolled (beginning in Fall semester and continuing through Spring semester and Summer session).

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The JKCF Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program awards scholarships worth up to $30,000 per year to students and recent alumni from community colleges. Basic eligibility: students must have at least a 3.5 GPA and be nominated by the campus representative.

Jewish Family and Children's Services
JFCS Educational Loans and Grants are offered to Jewish residents of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. JFCS has a number of specific funds set up by their generous donors. When you apply, you apply to their financial aid center rather than to a specific fund. To review the current scholarships and download an application visit

Health Professions Education Foundation
For program information, guidelines, or applications for any of our scholarship or loan repayment programs visit

Scholarships that don't require proof of US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency 
The carefully researched Educators for Fair Consideration (EFGC) Scholarship List contains 52 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships available for immigrant students, plus advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications. Scholarships are divided between Bay Area/California and national.